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After School Universe Session 4- Invisible light

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Participants travel to different stations to learn about visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light and discover that "invisible" light is just as real as "visible" light!

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Hints for uses in your library This fun, station-based activity demostrates three wavelengths of light through four different stations. The activity guide takes a more formal approach, but it can easily be adapted to a library setting by forgoing the worksheets (and instead encouraging verbal observations and conversations with peers). If you are uncomfortable with the subject matter, consider showing a video from the "Related Links" and having a discussion with participants about what they already know about light. Also, if you are low on time or materials, you can choose just one of the infrared stations. Be sure to check the "How-To Video" for helpful tips from NASA on creating the receiver circuit.
Related Links Light: Crash Course Astronomy
What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
What is Light? Maxwell and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Cosmic Colors
Originating Source NASA GSFC
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After School Universe Session 4- Invisible light

After School Universe Session 4- Invisible light

Participants travel to different stations to learn about visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light and discover that "invisible" light is just as real as "visible" light!